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concede

[kuh n-seed] /kənˈsid/
verb (used with object), conceded, conceding.
1.
to acknowledge as true, just, or proper; admit:
He finally conceded that she was right.
2.
to acknowledge (an opponent's victory, score, etc.) before it is officially established:
to concede an election before all the votes are counted.
3.
to grant as a right or privilege; yield:
to concede a longer vacation for all employees.
verb (used without object), conceded, conceding.
4.
to make concession; yield; admit:
She was so persistent that I conceded at last.
Origin
1625-1635
1625-35; < Latin concēdere, equivalent to con- con- + cēdere to withdraw, yield, cede
Related forms
concededly, adverb
conceder, noun
concessible, adjective
preconcede, verb (used with object), preconceded, preconceding.
unconceded, adjective
unconceding, adjective
well-conceded, adjective
Can be confused
accede, concede, exceed.
cede, concede, secede, seed.
Synonyms
1. grant.
Antonyms
1. deny. 3. refuse.
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British Dictionary definitions for concedes

concede

/kənˈsiːd/
verb
1.
(when transitive, may take a clause as object) to admit or acknowledge (something) as true or correct
2.
to yield or allow (something, such as a right)
3.
(transitive) to admit as certain in outcome: to concede an election
Derived Forms
concededly, adverb
conceder, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin concēdere, from cēdere to give way, cede
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Word Origin and History for concedes

concede

v.

1630s, from Middle French concéder or directly from Latin concedere "give way, yield, go away, depart, retire," figuratively "agree, consent, give precedence," from com-, intensive prefix (see com-), + cedere "to go, grant, give way" (see cede). Related: Conceded; conceding.

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